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Update on fatal hit and run on Woolmarket Road

The funeral for the man from Maryland struck and killed while visiting family on the Coast will be held Saturday. Sixty-seven year-old John Morton was...

One man dead after fatal stabbing in Pearl River County

Today in Pearl River County a man was found dead after a fatal stabbing. The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as 68-year-old...

Diamondhead man sentenced to over 14 years in prison for possessing massive amount of child pornography

Gulfport, Mississippi. – Taryn Goin Naidoo, 41, of Diamondhead, Mississippi, was sentenced yesterday by Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., on three separate...

Four indicted for immigration crimes and other federal crimes stemming from largest single-state worksite enforcement action in nation’s history

JACKSON, Miss. – U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, joined by Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matt Albence, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...

The Salvation Army Joins Forces With Walmart to “Stuff the Bus” for Kids in Need

Mississippi Gulf Coast (August 6, 2020) – Walmart and The Salvation Army are teaming up to provide new school supplies to local children in need during...

Moss Point Police investigating fatal shooting on Pearl Avenue

Moss Point police are actively conducting an investigation into a shooting which resulted in homicide. The shooting occurred on Pearl Avenue in Moss Point, Mississippi....

Arrested for felony credit card fraud

On August 6th, 2020, Biloxi Police arrested 35-year-old Mariah Lenora Pitalo of Long Beach, MS for felony credit card fraud. The arrest stemmed from an...

COVID-19: 956 new cases, 21 new deaths statewide

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 956 new COVID-19 cases and 21 new deaths. The statewide total now stands at 64,400 confirmed cases and...

Powerball winning numbers for August 5th, 2020

Here are the winning numbers for tonight's Powerball lottery draw.

IMMS doctors work to save an endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles make their home in the Gulf of Mexico with the vast majority of this endangered species living in the Mississippi...

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he...

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